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Staples man charged with forced sex

A Staples man faces two rape charges in Wadena County District Court.

Thomas D. Duffy III, 20, was charged Feb. 12 with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Bond was set at $300,000 with no conditions, or $100,000 with conditions ($10,000 cash bail).

Duffy is accused of forcing sexual contact with a juvenile female while she slept.

The victim said she woke up and Duffy was on top of her and had had sex with her, court records said. She was 15 at the time.

Duffy had tried to kiss the victim before, she said in court records. Duffy allegedly admitted the intercourse was forced.

Duffy was scheduled to make his first appearance in court on Feb. 17.